| 18+ | Play Responsibly | T&C Apply

2022 Kings of Tallinn – Day 2

2022 Kings of Tallinn – Day 2

Ignacio Garrido Leads Final 42 Players in Kings of Tallinn Main Event 16.09.2022 22:14 by Jason Glatzer
Ignacio Garrido
Ignacio Garrido

The second day of the 2022 Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event is in the books after eight more blind levels of an hour each.

The tournament attracted 35 new entries on Day 2 before late registration closed after the first blind level of play to bring the total field size up to 328 entries for a tasty prize pool of €308,320.

Tomorrow will start off close to the money bubble thanks to the field already trimmed down to just 42 hopefuls and just 39 getting paid at least a min-cash of €1,900. Of course, we will have to wait until Sunday’s final table to know who will be the player that will win the €64,280 top prize along with the coveted trophy but Spain’s Ignacio Garrido placed himself in the best position to be the last player standing after bagging up a Day 2 chip leading stack of 585,000.

Three other players found a bag north of 500,000 including Finland’s Ville Konttinen (570,000), Lithuanian WSOP gold bracelet winner Vincas Tamasauskas (569,000), and Australian poker globetrotter Adam Kharman (546,000).

Two female players are still in the mix, although one of them in Norway’s Evy Albrigtsen has her work cut out for her tomorrow as she will enter the action with the shortest stack of 26,000. The other woman remaining in Phenporn Laatikainen is in a bit of better shape with a stack of 200,000 entering Day 3.

Other notable players still in the mix include Mark Metsla (405,000), Algirdas Saveikis (324,000), Rasmus Sepping (256,000), Daragh Davey (236,000), Sebastian Wahl (200,000), Touko Berndtson (197,000), Roope Tarmi (195,000), and Ilari Sahamies (129,000).

Top Ten Chip Counts Entering Day 3

PlacePlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Ignacio Garrido       585,000 98
2Ville Konttinen       570,000 95
3Vincas Tamasauskas       569,000 95
4Adam Kharman       546,000 91
5Aki Wassholm       414,000 69
6Mark Metsla       405,000 68
7Zachary Duce       404,000 67
8Vjatseslav Jakusin       346,000 58
9Atte Franssila       331,000 55
10Algirdas Saveikis       324,000 54
Vincas Tamasauskas
Vincas Tamasauskas

Main Event Payouts

The top 39 players are scheduled to earn at least a €1,900 min-cash with Sunday’s eventual winner slated to be rewarded €64,280.


The action will resume on Saturday, Sept. 16 at noon EEST with Level 17 with blinds at 3,000/6,000 along with a big blind ante of 6,000. Be sure to follow the action from the start to the finish of the 2022 Kings of Tallinn Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Tallinn Park.

*Photos courtesy of Kings of Tallinn photographer Elena Kask

Final Day 2 Chip Counts 16.09.2022 20:58 by Jason Glatzer

A total of 42 players survived through Day 2 led by Ignacio Garrido with 585,000 in chips. Also bagging more than 500,000 were Ville Konttinen (570,000), Vincas Tamasauskas (569,000), and Australian poker traveler Adam Kharman (546,000). Check out the full chip counts below.

PlayerChipsBig Blinds
Ignacio Garrido       585,000 98
Ville Konttinen       570,000 95
Vincas Tamasauskas       569,000 95
Adam Kharman       546,000 91
Aki Wassholm       414,000 69
Mark Metsla       405,000 68
Zachary Duce       404,000 67
Vjatseslav Jakusin       346,000 58
Atte Franssila       331,000 55
Algirdas Saveikis       324,000 54
Julian Herold       300,000 50
Tuomas Röppänen       286,000 48
Santeri Nisula       262,000 44
Rasmus Sepping       256,000 43
Daragh Davey       236,000 39
Julius Kettunen       229,000 38
Kurt Skimmeland       227,000 38
Stefan Bittger       219,000 37
Pyry Kekalainen       219,000 37
Phenporn Laatikainen       200,000 33
Sebastian Wahl       200,000 33
Touko Berndtson       197,000 33
Marius Olsvik       196,000 33
Balasz Szabo       195,000 33
Roope Tarmi       195,000 33
Adria Comas I Roura       190,000 32
Aasmund Holvik       188,000 31
Gunnar Wedde       180,000 30
Stanislovas Vinicenka       172,000 29
Jordi Baixas       166,000 28
Ilari Sahamies       129,000 22
Jaakko Tirkkonen       125,000 21
Sven Reimaa       115,000 19
Toni Ojala         99,000 17
Vytautas Kacerauskas         93,000 16
Niklas Vakkuri         85,000 14
Dragan Gali         82,000 14
Viktors Caikins         73,000 12
Johan Martinsen         73,000 12
Marko Liblik         70,000 12
Jarmo Salonen         65,000 11
Evy Albrigtsen         26,000 4

Final 5 Hands 16.09.2022 20:22 by Jason Glatzer

The action is down to the final five hands of the day. Shortly after, all the final Day 2 chip counts will be compiled and shared.

Short-Lived Success as Korgema Hits the Rail 16.09.2022 20:18 by Jason Glatzer

Level 16: 2,000/5,000 (5,000)
Entries: 45/328

Things appeared to be improving for Jaan Kõrgema who recently doubled through Victor Prior Fernandez Amat. Fernandez Amat was left with crumbs and his seat was already open when Kõrgema followed him to the rail.

Vjatseslav Jakusin opened for 11,000 from the hijack. Kõrgema jammed for about 80,000 from the button and Jakusin called.

Jaan Kõrgema: 10 10
Vjatseslav Jakusin: A K

Kõrgema looked disgusted when he saw the king pair his opponent on the 7 K 9 flop and began to get out of his seat. Neither the 6 turn nor the A river helped Kõrgema and there were just 45 players remaining after the hand.

Vjatseslav Jakusin – 400,000
Jaan Kõrgema – 0
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 0

Snowmen Good for Korgema 16.09.2022 20:10 by Jason Glatzer

Level 16: 2,000/5,000 (5,000)
Entries: 47/328

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat jammed for 46,000 from the hijack. Jaan Kõrgema called off for his stack of 35,000 from the cutoff and the cards were turned over.

Jaan Kõrgema: 8 8
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat: A K

Kõrgema won the flip and doubled his stack after Fernandez Amat was unable to connect with the 5 7 6 9 3 board. Meanwhile, Fernandez Amat is in serious jeopardy of not making the money as he was down to two big blinds after the hand.

Jaan Kõrgema – 85,000
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 11,000

Lucky Fish-Hooks for Konttinen 16.09.2022 20:03 by Jason Glatzer

Level 16: 2,000/5,000 (5,000)
Entries: 48/328

Ville Konttinen had his stack of about 160,000 in the middle with the 8 9 6 already dealt on the flop and very little in the pot from preflop betting and was up against Day 1 chip leader Jarmo Salonen.

Ville Konttinen: J J
Jarmo Salonen: 9 8

Konttinen was ahead preflop but far behind when all the chips went into the pot. None of that mattered after the J turn gave him a set. Salonen was drawing dead and began counting out chips after the A river completed the board.

Ville Konttinen – 330,000
Jarmo Salonen – 160,000

Snowmen for Wassholm 16.09.2022 19:51 by Jason Glatzer

Level 16: 2,000/5,000 (5,000)
Entries: 49/328

It isn’t looking good for the money bubble to break with 49 players left and 39 players getting paid at least a min-cash of €1,900 with under a blind level to go.

We got one player closer after Henri Väisänen lost his stack to Aki Wassholm as follows.

Wassholm opened for 11,000 from the button. Väisänen jammed for about 15 big blinds from the big blind and Wassholm called.

Henri Väisänen: K 2
Aki Wassholm: 8 8

The A 10 4 A 7 board didn’t save Väisänen and he was out a handful of players short of the money.

Aki Wassholm – 200,000
Henri Väisänen – 0

Final Break 16.09.2022 19:16 by Jason Glatzer

Players are on their final break of Day 2 of the Main Event. After this, players will play one more blind level before bagging their chips for the day.

Sahamies Wins a Flip Against Vinicenka 16.09.2022 19:13 by Jason Glatzer

Level 15: 2,000/4,000 (4,000)
Entries: 51/328

Ilari Sahamies three-bet jammed for 51,500 from the button and was called by Stanislovas Vinicenka, who opened from early position.

Ilari Sahamies: A Q
Stanislovas Vinicenka: J J

The 7 Q 10 6 5 runout improved Sahamies to a pair of queens to survive the flip and double his stack.

Stanislovas Vinicenka – 200,000
Ilari Sahamies – 110,000

Flush for Saveikis 16.09.2022 19:10 by Jason Glatzer

Level 15: 2,000/4,000 (4,000)
Entries: 51/328

Algiridas Saveikis had his stack in the middle on the river with the 9 K 5 6 5 on the board and was up against Aasmund Holvik.

Holvik turned over ace-five for trips. Saveikis had this beat as he turned over Q 9 for a flush to double his stack.

Aasmund Holvik – 210,000
Algirdas Saveikis – 200,000

Algirdas Saveikis
Algirdas Saveikis
Ruuska Gets the Hold He Asked For 16.09.2022 18:47 by Jason Glatzer

Level 15: 2,000/4,000 (4,000)
Entries: 53/238

Timo Ruuska jammed for 46,000 from the hijack and was called by Karlo Kivi with the 3 7 K on the flop.

Timo Ruuska: K J
Karlo Kivi: K 10

“Hold!” Ruuska shouted throughout the hand.

His hand did hold with the same pair of kings, but with a better kicker after the 2 turn A river completed the board. Kivi was left with a short stack after the hand and this went goodbye the next hand when his ace-seven suited was no good against Rasmus Sepping’s eights.

Rasmus Sepping – 300,000
Timo Ruuska – 120,000
Karlo Kivi – 0

Lithuania on Lithuania Crime 16.09.2022 18:39 by Jason Glatzer

Level 15: 2,000/4,000 (4,000)
Entries: 54/328

Two Lithuanian players just got mixed up in a pot. It began when Martynas Racinskas jammed from early position and was looked up by Vytautas Kacerauskas from the hijack.

Martynas Racinskas: Ace-Ten
Vytautas Kacerauskas: Pocket Queens

Nothing on the board helped Racinskas and there were just 54 players left after he hit the rail.

Vytautas Kacerauskas – 185,000
Martynas Racinskas – 0

Cooler for Mattila 16.09.2022 18:19 by Jason Glatzer

Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
Entries: 58/328

Jussi Mattila jammed his short stack after Balazs Szabo checked on the river with the 3 J K 9 9 on the board and was snap-called by Szabo.

Mattila turned over queen-ten for the straight. This wasn’t good enough with Szabo flopping a set of jacks with two jacks in his hand and improving to a full house on the river after a nine paired the board.

Balazs Szabo – 210,000
Jussi Mattila – 0

Kharman Bluffs Wahl 16.09.2022 18:08 by Jason Glatzer

Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
Entries: 60/328

Adam Kharman opened for 6,000 from early position. Sebastian Wahl three-bet to 17,000 from the button and Kharman called.

Kharman check-called bet by Wahl for 10,500 after the 8 3 A came on the flop before both players checked the Q turn.

Kharman bet 42,000 on the 6 river and Wahl went into the tank.

“I’m going to fold unless you convince me to call,” Wahl said.

Kharman remained silent and Wahl folded.

After Wahl folded, Karman showed he was bluffing from the start by flipping over five-four.

Adam Kharman – 320,000
Sebastian Wahl – 210,000

Sebastian Wahl
Sebastian Wahl
Mattila Hiding His Mini-Stack 16.09.2022 17:42 by Jason Glatzer

Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
Entries: 64/328

Jussi Mattila, who loves piling as many chips into one stack as possible, called over the media.

“How much do you think I have?” asked Mattila while covering his chips.

“It depends on how big your hands are,” we responded.

Mattila took his hands away from his stack and he said just about six big blinds.

The next hand was dealt after this exchange, Mattila got his short stack in. The hand began with Sebastian Wahl opening for 6,500 from the cutoff. Mattila jammed for 17,500 from the small blind and Wahl snap-called.

Jussi Mattila: K K
Sebastian Wahl: Q 10

The table laughed about how strong Mattila’s hand was.

“Good game,” Mattila said while still ahead of the hand due to his opponent flopping top pair and other outs on the 10 9 8 flop. Both the 7 turn and 2 river were safe for Mattila as he got back into his seat with a little more breathing room.

Sebastian Wahl – 240,000
Jussi Mattila – 41,000

Jussi Mattila
Jussi Mattila
Set of Nines for Lasanen 16.09.2022 17:31 by Jason Glatzer

Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
Entries: 66/328

Matti Lasanen jammed his last 32,500 into a pot with a bit more with the K A 9 6 4 on the board. Rasmus Sepping found a call and tried to muck his cards after Lasanen showed 9 9 for a set. As it was all-in and a call, the dealer turned over A 10 for Sepping and the pot was officially awarded to Lasanen.

Rasmus Sepping – 250,000
Matti Lasanen – 140,000

Various Chip Counts from Around the Room 16.09.2022 17:24 by Jason Glatzer

Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
Entries: 68/328

PlayerChipsBig Blinds
Julius Kettunen       367,000 122
Ignacio Garrido       365,500 122
Rasmus Sepping       318,500 106
Martynas Racinskas       314,500 105
Julien Herold       270,000 90
Marko Liblik       259,000 86
Touko Berndtson       257,000 86
Evy Albrigtsen       252,000 84
Adam Kharman       241,500 81
Sebastian Wahl       230,500 77
Mark Metsla       227,000 76
Ville Konttinen       220,000 73
Table 13 Moving to TV Table During the Break 16.09.2022 16:57 by Jason Glatzer

Players are about to go on their third break of the day. We have been informed that Table 13 with Henri Schalin and Veli-Pekka Alakorva will be swapped with the table currently on the TV table.

Alakorva Creates Excitement While Eliminating Wagner 16.09.2022 16:41 by Jason Glatzer

Level 13: 1,000/2,500 (2,500)
Entries: 74/328

Pavel Chalupka opened for 5,500 from middle position and was called by Veli-Pekka Alakorva from the hijack. Henri Wagner three-bet jammed for 53,000 from the cutoff. Chalupka folded and the entire poker room took notice of Alakorva screaming in Finnish as he called.

Henri Wagner: 9 9
Veli-Pekka Alakorva: K Q

The dealer was about to start dealing the board before momentarily stopping.

“Slowly, slowly, please,” requested Alakorva.

Alakorva pulled out ahead as a king was the first card dealt slowly out of the window on the K 8 Q flop which gave him two-pair.

The Q turn further improved Alakorva to a full house and Wagner was drawing dead.

“Too easy,” Alakorva said loudly enough to get laughs tables away from the action.

The J river completed the board and expect more excitement from Alakorva who was north of 150,000 in chips after the hand.

Cowboys No Good for Ikonen Against Albrigtsen 16.09.2022 16:24 by Jason Glatzer

Level 13: 1,000/2,500 (2,500)
Entries: 77/328

Evy Albrigtsen opened for 6,000 from early position. Pekka Ikonen three-bet to 16,000 from the button and Albrightsen jammed for 137,000. Ikonen called for a little less and had a decent edge to win the hand.

Pekka Ikonen: K K
Evy Albrigtsen: A Q

Albrigtsen’s ace found a friend on the 8 10 A 7 8 runout to crack Ikonen’s cowboys and send her opponent to the rail.

“I’m sorry,” Albrigtsen said Ikonen as the dealer was confirming both players’ chip counts. “I thought you were bluffing.”

Evy Albrigtsen – 270,000
Pekka Ikonen – 0

Berndtson Ousts Angotti with Rockets 16.09.2022 15:59 by Jason Glatzer

Level 12: 1,000/2,000 (2,000)
Entries: 86/328

Alessandro Angotti jammed for about 15 big blinds from early position. Touko Berndtson called from late position and the cards were turned over.

Alessandro Angotti: 7 7
Touko Berndtson: A A

Angotti was in for a world of hurt with sevens against aces. The 6 10 4 9 5 runout didn’t make the pain go away as he hit the rail with an inferior pair.

Touko Berndtson – 250,000
Alessandro Angotti – 0

Heiska Runs into Sahamies’ Rockets 16.09.2022 15:56 by Jason Glatzer

Level 12: 1,000/2,000 (2,000)
Entries: 88/328

Juho Heiska open-jammed for about 25 big blinds from middle position and was called by Ilari Sahamies. from the cutoff

Juho Heiska: Q J
Ilari Sahamies: A A

Sahamies was shouting in Finnish after the cards were turned over. Heiska was unable to get a miracle and was out of chips after the 8 8 3 3 J ran out on the board.

Ilari Sahamies – 120,000
Juho Heiska – 0

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies
Wedde Doubles with Snowmen 16.09.2022 15:38 by Jason Glatzer

Level 12: 1,000/2,000 (2,000)
Entries: 90/328

Gunnar Wedde three-bet jammed for about 49,000 from the small blind and was called by Pyry Kekalainen from the button.

Gunnar Wedde: 8 8
Pyry Kekalainen: A Q

Kekalainen doubled Wedde’s stack after he didn’t connect his ace-queen with the 10 3 J 2 9 runout.

Pyry Kekalainen – 140,000
Gunnar Wedde – 100,000

Video Highlights from Day 4 of the Kings of Tallinn 16.09.2022 15:30 by Jason Glatzer
Kivi Eliminates Burneikis 16.09.2022 15:27 by Jason Glatzer

Level 12: 1,000/2,000 (2,000)
Entries: 92/328

We caught up to the table with Vladas Burneikis holding K Q and Karlo Kivi showing A 9 with about 70,000 in the pot.

The 9 9 2 A 7 was already laid out on the board. Burnekis held a flush but was out of the event with Kivi holding a better hand with a full house.

Karlo Kivi – 110,000
Vladas Burneikis – 0

Ikonen Doubles Through Loikkanen 16.09.2022 15:21 by Jason Glatzer

Level 12: 1,000/2,000 (2,000)
Entries: 96/328

Pekka Ikonen three-bet jammed for 29,000 over the early position open by Arto Loikkanen. Loikkanen called with Ikonen at risk.

Pekka Ikonen: 10 10
Arto Loikkanen: 8 8

Ikonen’s tens were good against snowmen throughout the 9 A 2 2 7 runout to double his stack through Loikkanen.

Pekka Ikonen – 62,000
Arto Loikkanen – 40,000

Various Chip Counts 16.09.2022 15:14 by Jason Glatzer
PlayerChipsBig Blinds
Aleksi Naski300,000150
Adam Kharman270,000135
Vincas Tamasauskas265,000133
Anatoly K244,000122
Julius Kettunen240,000120
Henri Väisänen240,000120
Kristaps Zarans205,000103
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat200,000100
Algirdas Saveikis170,00085
Pyry Kekalainen170,00085
Julius Tiihonen160,00080
Evy Albrigtsen130,00065
Daragh Davey103,00052
Day 2 Photos by Elena Kask 16.09.2022 15:05 by Jason Glatzer
Break Time 16.09.2022 14:40 by Jason Glatzer

Players are on their second break of Day 2. The T.V. table will be swapped with Table 10 during the break with WSOP bracelet winner Vincas Tamasauskas holding onto a tower of chips on that table. Also at that table are Daragh Davey and Timo Ruuska.

Vinicenka Off to Broadway 16.09.2022 14:38 by Jason Glatzer

Level 11: 800/1,600 (1,600)
Entries: 104/328

Tuomas Röppänen checked with about 25,000 in the pot and the J 10 Q 2 4 on the board. Stanislovas Vinicenka bet 18,300 and Röppänen went into the tank for a couple of minutes before he called.

Vinicenka turned over the nuts with A K for Broadway and was awarded the pot after Röppänen mucked his cards.

Stanislovas Vinicenka – 100,000
Tuomas Röppänen – 75,000

Herold Wins Big with Ladies 16.09.2022 14:20 by Jason Glatzer

Level 11: 800/1,600 (1,600)
Entries: 115/328

Pyry Kekalainen opened for 3,500 from under the gun. Laurynas Cerniauskas three-bet shoved for 40,000 from one seat over and Toomas Hunt cold-called from the button. Julian Herold four-bet jammed for 92,000 from the small blind. Kekalainen folded and Hunt tanked for about 30 seconds before he called.

Laurynas Cerniauskas: A K
Julian Herold: Q Q
Toomas Hunt: A K

Herold’s ladies were good to double through Hunt and oust Cerniauskas after the 5 J 5 6 10 runout didn’t help either of his opponent’s big slick.

Julian Herold – 200,000
Toomas Hunt – 70,000
Laurynas Cerniauskas – 0

39 Players Paid; €64,280 Top Prize 16.09.2022 14:06 by Jason Glatzer

Payouts have been announced for the Kings of Tallinn Main Event. A total of 328 entries generated a huge €308,320 prize pool. The top 39 players are scheduled to earn at least a €1,900 min-cash with Sunday’s eventual winner slated to be rewarded €64,280.

Duce Doubles with a Set of Snowmen 16.09.2022 14:00 by Jason Glatzer

Level 11: 800/1,600 (1,600)
Entries: 125/328

Zachary Duce three-bet jammed from middle position for about 10 big blinds and was called by Niklas Vakkuri.

Zachary Duce: 8 8
Niklas Vakkuri: A K

Vakkuri began counting out his chips after Duce improved to a set on the 7 8 Q flop. The A turn and K river improved Vakkuri to top two-pair but this wasn’t enough to prevent him from doubling his opponent.

Niklas Vakkuri – 70,000
Zachary Duce – 35,000

Ladies Kind for Reimaa 16.09.2022 13:51 by Jason Glatzer

Level 11: 800/1,600 (1,600)
Entries: 126/328

Sven Reimaa had his stack of 75,000 in the pot and was up against Jari Mahonen in a flip for a nearly 100 big blind pot.

Sven Reimaa: Q Q
Jari Mahonen: A K

The queens held after the 6 5 5 3 5 board for Reimaa to double with a full house.

Sven Reimaa – 150,000
Jari Mahonen – 30,000

Aces-Full for Garrido to Oust Morel 16.09.2022 13:32 by Jason Glatzer

Level 10: 600/1,200 (1,200)
Entries: 133/328

Ignacio Garrido opened for 2,600 from under the gun. Marius Morel three-bet shoved for about 25,000 from one seat over and Garrido called.

Marius Morel: K Q
Ignacio Garrido: A A

Garrido was miles ahead and eventually won the hand with a full house after the 2 2 6 A 10 rolled onto the board.

Ignacio Garrido – 110,000
Marius Morel – 0

Deuces Never Loses 16.09.2022 13:17 by Jason Glatzer

Level 10: 600/1,200 (1,200)
Entries: 133/328

Marko Liblik opened for 2,500 and was called by Rasmus Sepping. Kristopher Kuusk jammed for 14,700 and Liblik snap-folded.

“How much?” asked Sepping.

Sepping didn’t wait for an answer and sighed as he called.

Kristopher Kuusk: A 10
Rasmus Sepping: 2 2

The ‘deuces never loses’ saying applied here as Sepping won the flip to eliminate Kuusk after his opponent bricked the K Q 4 3 5 board.

Rasmus Sepping – 165,000
Marko Liblik – 75,000
Kristopher Kuusk – 0

“Nobody Would Believe it” 16.09.2022 13:06 by Jason Glatzer

Level 10: 600/1,200 (1,200)
Entries: 144/328

Edgars Beizaks just hit what anyone would describe as a massive cooler moments after late registration ended.

The hand began with Beizaks opening for a min-raise from middle position. Vytautas Kacerauskas three-bet to 6,400 from the big blind and Beizaks called to see the A 8 3 flop.

Kacerauskas bet 10,000 before Beizaks jammed his short stack of around 20,000. Kacerauskas flipped a chip in and immediately turned over his cards.

Edgars Beizaks: 8 8
Vytautas Kacerauskas: A A

What a massive cooler for Beizaks to flop middle set and essentially left drawing to one out with Kacerauskas having the absolute goods with A A .

Beizaks didn’t see Kacerauskas toss in the chip and asked the dealer, “Shouldn’t his hand be dead?”

“I tossed a chip in,” said Kacerauskas said while showing there were indeed three five-thousand denominated chips.

Others at the table confirmed a call was made before the cards were flipped over and Beizaks was on the rail in what will likely be the cooler of the day after the 9 turn and 6 river completed the board.

Before the cards were swept away, Beizaks wanted a photo of the hand.

“Nobody would believe it,” Beizaks said about his elimination hand while snapping away.

Vytautas Kacerauskas – 100,000
Edgars Beizaks – 0

Late Registration Concludes 16.09.2022 12:46 by Jason Glatzer

Level 10: 600/1,200 (1,200)
Entries: 149/328

Late registration is closed for the Main Event. The unofficial tally is 328 entries for a €308,320 prize pool. We will confirm these figures later in the coverage along with the scheduled payouts.

First Break 16.09.2022 12:16 by Jason Glatzer

Players are on their first break of Day 2. Late registration will close after the break is concluded.

Flush for Kacerauskas 16.09.2022 12:09 by Jason Glatzer

Level 9: 500/1,000 (1,000)
Entries: 153/323

Adria Comas I Roura opened for 2,100 from early position and was called by Vytautas Kacerauskas from the button and Maksim Petrov from the big blind.

Two players checked the 6 J 3 flop. Kacerauskas bet 3,100. Petrov called and Comas I Roura folded.

Petrov check-called a bet of 5,900 on the 9 turn before he jammed the 7 river for more than the 20+ big blinds left in Kacerauskas’ hand. Kacerauskas checked his cards before he found a call.

Petrov showed 5 4 for a rivered straight. However, the river was better for Kacerauskas and he doubled his stack after tabling A J for the nut-flush. Kacerauskas was at around 61,000 in chips after the hand.

Nguyen Wins with Rockets 16.09.2022 12:03 by Jason Glatzer

Level 9: 500/1,000 (1,000)
Entries: 153/318

Veli-Pekka Alakorva three-bet to 13,000 over an opener from the small blind before Linda Nguyen four-bet jammed for more than 20,000 from the big blind. The original player that opened folded and Alakorva called.

Linda Nguyen: A A
Veli-Pekka Alakorva: J 4

Nguyen was far ahead and the 10 9 10 flop left Alakorva drawing to a runner-runner. The Q turn gave Alakorva some hope for a straight but his open-ender didn’t complete with the 7 dealt on the river.

Veli-Pekka Alakorva – 80,000
Linda Nguyen – 45,000

Linda Nguyen
Linda Nguyen

Short Visit in the Main Event for Aaltonen after Cowboys Crumble 16.09.2022 11:40 by Jason Glatzer

Level 9: 500/1,000
Entries: 158/315

Richard Koppel jammed his short stack of 15 big blinds and was cold-called by Tapio Aaltonen, who entered for his first and for now his only bullet into the Main Event before the start of Day 2.

Henri Schalin three-bet jammed for more than 100 big blinds from the big blind and Aaltonen called off for about 30 big blinds for a three-way showdown with both Koppel and Aaltonen at risk.

Richard Koppel: 3 3
Tapio Aaltonen: K K
Henri Schalin: A 9

Aaltonen was ahead but Schalin took a massive lead in the hand after his ace connected twice on the 6 A A flop. However, the timely 3 landed on the turn to improve Koppel to a full house. Koppel secured his triple-up while Aaltonen was out the door on a bad beat after the 5 completed the board on the river.

Henri Schalin – 90,000
Richard Koppel – 48,000
Tapio Aaltonen – 0

Piira Wins a Flip Against Smilingis 16.09.2022 11:29 by Jason Glatzer

Level 9: 500/1,000 (1,000)
Entries: 155/308

Enea Subashi limped from early position. Heikki Piira called from middle position before Justinas Smilingis raised from the cutoff. Subashi folded and Piira jammed for 30,400. Smilingis quickly called and the cards were turned over.

Heikki Piira: 6 6
Justinas Smilingis: A K

Piira’s sixes won the flip after his opponent failed to connect on the 10 3 9 J 8 board to double his stack.

Justinas Smilingis – 85,000
Heikki Piira – 60,000

Day 2 Begins 16.09.2022 11:17 by Jason Glatzer

Level 9: 500/1,000 (1,000)
Entries: 150/299

The cards are in the air to start Day 2. Six new players got into the mix to already grow the field to 299 entries.

Jarmo Salonen Leads Entering Day 2 16.09.2022 10:55 by Jason Glatzer

Welcome back to the PokerListings coverage of the 2022 Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Tallinn Park.

The two opening flights attracted 293 entries on Thursday with 144 players finding a bag. The total entries will grow significantly with players allowed to enter and re-enter during the first blind level of today’s Day 2. Shortly after, the prize pool and payouts will be announced.

Jarmo Salonen (206,000) and 2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event runner-up Igor Pihela Sr. (201,100) were the only two players to bag more than 200,000 in chips after both bagging big in last night’s Day 1a.

Bartosz Mielczarek (156,600), Julian Herold (147,000), and Jari Mähönen (144,400) also will kick off today’s Day 2 with top five chip counts.

Top Ten Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Jarmo Salonen208,000208
2Igor Pihela Sr.201,100201
3Bartosz Mielczarek156,600157
4Julian Herold147,000147
5Jari Mähönen144,400144
6Algimantas Markaitis130,800131
7Michael Behnert129,500130
8Algirdas Saveikis122,600123
9Aasmund Holvik117,400117
10Christian Brunborg116,300116

Today’s action will feature eight blind levels of an hour each starting at noon with Level 9 (500/1000).

Kings of Tallinn Schedule

DateTimeEvent #Event Name
Sept. 1215:001€20 Satellite to €350 Opening Event, SEVEN SEATS GUARANTEED!
18:002€350 Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Opening Event, €550 Ticket Added to Winner!
21:003€250 Deep Stack Mystery Bounty 1a, Turbo Version, Plays 14 Levels Day 1, Final Day Wednesday 12:00
Sept. 1312:003€250 Deep Stack Mystery Bounty 1b, Plays 14 Levels Day 1, Final Day Wednesday 12:00
16:004€20 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn €550, SEVEN SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
19:005€150 Celebrity Event, Special Bounties on Celebrity Players
21:006€550 Kings Of Tallinn 1a, 20 Minute Levels Version, Plays 14 levels Day 1, Final Day Thursday 21:00
22:007€60 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, FIVE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
Sept. 1412:003€250 Deep Stack Mystery Bounty Final Day
13:006€550 Kings Of Tallinn 1b, 30 Min Levels, Plays 14 Levels Day 1, Final Day Plays Thursday 21:00
17:008€120 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, FIVE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
19:009€440 Kings Of Tallinn 8 Game Championship
21:0010€250 NLH, 20 min levels, Plays 8 Handed
22:0011€120 Pot Limit Omaha 4 & 5 Cards, Button Round Each, 10 Min Levels, Plays 8 Handed
Sept. 1511:3012€120 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, THREE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
12:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT, DAY 1a, Plays 8 Levels Day 1,
13:0014€250 Five Card Plo & Draw, Plays 6 Handed
15:0015€120 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, THREE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
20:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT 1b – Faster Version (30 min levels) of Main Event Day 1,
21:006€550 Kings Of Tallinn, FINAL DAY
21:0016€440 Progressive Bounty, €200 into Prize Pool, €200 Towards KnockOut, Plays 8 Handed
22:0017NEW €250 TEAM EVENT: Team Must have 2-4 Players and Each Player Must Play Minimum One Level
22:0018€120 PLO Satellite to the €1100 Kings Of Tallinn 2022 PLO Championship Starting Friday 15:00,
Sept. 1612:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT DAY 2, Re-Entries & Late Reg Open Until End Of First Level Day 2
13:0019€350 Olybet Deep Stack, Two-Day Event, Plays 16 Levels Day 1, Final Day Plays Next Day at 12:00
15:0020€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 PLO CHAMPIONSHIP, Round Of Each, Final 3 Players Play PLO 4 Only,
19:0021€660 NLH Mystery Bounty, €300 into Prize Pool, €300 Towards Mystery Bounties, Plays 14 Levels Day 1,
21:0022€120 NLH Win The Button, 15 min levels
22:0023NEW €120 PLO MIX; 4, 5 & 6 Cards/ Round Of Each, Final 3 Players Play PLO 4 Only, 15 min levels
Sept. 1711:3024€120 Satellite to The €3000 Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Highroller, Unlimited Re-Entry, TWO SEATS GUARANTEED!
12:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT, DAY 3, Plays Down to Final Table, CLOSED
12:0019€350 Olybet Deep Stack, Final Day
12:0020€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 PLO CHAMPIONSHIP, Final Table
13:0021€660 NLH Mystery Bounty, Final Day
13:0025€350 Open Face Chinese Pineapple
15:0026€3,000 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 HIGHROLLER, Complimentary Highroller Dinner After Level 8,
15:0027€60 Ladies Only Event
17:0028€150 Olybet Special, Unlimited Re-Entry, 2-Day Event, Plays 16 Levels Day 1, Final Day Starts Sunday 12:00
19:0029NEW €550 SENIOR’S CHAMPIONSHIP, Players must be 50 Years of age, or more, to enter
20:00ONLINE€150 Kings of Tallinn OlyBet Online Progressive Bounty, €10K GTD + WSOP Online #31 $1,050 ticket added
21:0030NEW €250 Pot Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw, Plays 6 Handed
22:0031€250 NLH, 10 min levels, Plays 8 Handed
Sept. 1812:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT, Final Table, CLOSED
12:0026€3,000 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 HIGHROLLER, Final Day
12:0028€150 Olybet Special, Final Day
12:0029€550 SENIOR’S CHAMPIONSHIP, Final Day
13:0032€120 Hyper Turbo Version of the Main Event, LAST CHANCE FOR TEAM POINTS!
Day 2 Seat Draw 16.09.2022 09:47 by Jason Glatzer
TableSeatPlayerChipsBig Blinds
11Arturas Bliudzius12,80013
13Ivan Kuziv34,40034
14Erki Andressoo107,800108
15Igor Pihela Sr.201,100201
16Juha Nikkola20,60021
17Jaana Kindsigo22,20022
18David Berdis71,00071
19Klemens Kunicki72,90073
21Phenporn Laatikainen30,20030
22Serhii Kozyriev41,80042
23Onni Huttunen11,60012
24Jordi Baixas13,60014
25Dragan Gali48,10048
26Artur Külanurk71,10071
27Anne Bezdek42,70043
28Arkadiusz Liszewski82,90083
31Carlos Chang26,90027
32Toni Ojala79,30079
33Jaakko Tirkkonen72,20072
34Mikael Koistinen82,40082
36Pekka Ikonen51,70052
37Aleksandras Rusinovas14,10014
38Dmitrijs Azevskis49,40049
39Anatoli Kavalenka25,20025
41Akseli Paalanen36,60037
42Leonid Spielmann12,80013
44Roope Tarmi99,900100
45Karlo Kivi83,60084
46Tomi Petri Bondarew40,60041
47Margo Printsmann55,00055
48Braz Borges Fagundes Junior31,00031
49Arturas Dauksevic41,00041
51Jami Ahtola47,20047
52Kurt Skimmeland66,90067
53Joona Tuomi24,40024
54Stanislovas Vinicenka41,00041
55Andrii Skryp35,90036
56Lukasz Balbierz21,00021
57Juho Heiska86,60087
59Stefan Bittger70,70071
62Casper Von Schantz76,80077
63Gunnar Wedde21,70022
64Marius Olsvik69,30069
65Jarkko Suokas23,10023
66Rain Mölderkivi34,00034
67Bartosz Mielczarek156,600157
68Kristian Kostiander55,70056
69Balazs Szabo50,90051
71Henri Juutilainen64,30064
72Justinas Smilingis115,300115
74Tuomas Röppänen42,10042
75Henri Wagner63,10063
76Matti Lasanen26,80027
77Enea Subashi40,60041
78Tarmo Tammel34,50035
79Heikki Piira30,40030
81Jorma Pitkäkangas45,60046
82Niklas Vakkuri68,90069
83Sven Reimaa59,40059
85Ricardas Vymeris58,00058
86James Noonan115,000115
87Algimantas Markaitis130,800131
88Jari Mähönen144,400144
89Pavel Chalupka96,40096
92Ilari Sahamies100,700101
93Andrei Mjagkov85,40085
94Hanno Kerem15,70016
95Viktors Caikins109,000109
96Jarmo Salonen208,000208
97Damian Siewert29,90030
98Timo Ruuska25,80026
99Antti Ahlsten14,30014
101Kristaps Zarans49,20049
102Jaan Kõrgema87,10087
103Vincas Tamasauskas90,50091
104Jussi P. K. Mattila70,30070
106Daragh Davey101,800102
107Riku Koivurinne33,30033
108Madis Ormisson36,80037
109Vjatseslav Jakusin92,60093
111Tanel Evert26,90027
112Masse Mirza40,00040
113Marius Morel65,20065
114Algirdas Saveikis122,600123
116Adam Kharman83,70084
117Roberto Caprio34,60035
118Tero Tapio Laurila74,10074
119Laurynas Cerniauskas36,10036
121Evy Albrigtsen66,00066
123Jari Lahtinen99,800100
125Henri Väisänen51,50052
126Stian Nilsen67,60068
127Paulius Kostickis105,300105
128Sebastian Wahl97,50098
129Alessandro Angotti49,30049
131Luca Beretta42,50043
132Richard Koppel15,40015
134Pasi Olavi Trollhjärta85,00085
135Pasi Pirskanen11,40011
137Veli-Pekka Alakorva94,40094
137Henri Schalin68,00068
138Linda Nguyen44,10044
141Aleksi Naski74,80075
143Marko Liblik87,00087
144Rasmus Sepping92,00092
145Tomasz Mroz85,30085
146Aasmund Holvik117,400117
147Kristopher Kuusk29,20029
148Kaspars Butans75,00075
151Samuel Saariaho26,20026
152Jürgen Lorenz38,00038
153Aki Wassholm41,50042
154Ignacio Gonzalez Garrido30,60031
156Konsta Heikkilä10,30010
157Michael Behnert129,500130
159Jesus Ucero32,00032
161Jyri Merivirta80,60081
162Vytautas Kacerauskas24,50025
163Atte Franssila37,80038
164Maksim Petrov74,10074
165Edgars Beizaks13,60014
166Julius Kettunen87,30087
168Adria Comas I Roura41,00041
171Jyrki Lampinen63,30063
172Kasperi Iikka30,10030
173Igor Pihela Jr.63,90064
175Dmitri Dudakov38,80039
176Tove Kristiansen17,30017
177Arto Lehtonen60,60061
178Ricardas Lukauskas90,70091
181Victor Prior Fernandez Amat107,000107
183Julius Tiihonen63,80064
184Rain Kandla31,00031
185Osku Karttunen50,70051
186Ilya Nikiforov52,60053
187Mark Metsla32,80033
188Jans Nikitins27,60028
191Johan Martinsen47,90048
194Christian Brunborg116,300116
195Matteo Liparulo27,80028
196Ville Konttinen65,90066
197Liutauras Armanavicius64,40064
198Toomas Hunt101,100101
199Julian Herold147,000147

Comment on that

Your message is awaiting approval